Backing up your entire music library to iCloud is essential in keeping your iPhone data secure against any unforeseen occurrences such as device loss, theft, damage or replacement. But it鈥檚 good you know the type of file iCloud permits for backup before getting started with iCloud. In this post, we shall be looking at the types of files iCloud permit for backup, how to backup music to iCloud, and how to backup non-purchased music file to PC.

Does iCloud Backup Music?

Yes, your can backup music to iCloud, but it depends on the type of music. If the music is purchased or synced to iPhone from iTunes, such song will be backed to your iCloud Music Library. Also, all iTunes purchased or synced files that are yet to become part of your iCloud Music Library will be backed up when iCloud is performing a full back up. However, if your iPhone music were neither purchased nor synced from iTunes, iCloud will not back them up to its server.

Part 1: How to Backup Music to iCloud

There are many methods by which you can upload your iPhone data and files to iCloud for safekeeping. You can backup music to iCloud via iPhone Settings, or backup music to iCloud via iCloud Music Library. We鈥檝e listed and explained the 2 methods in the following paragraphs:

Method 1: Backup Music to iCloud via iPhone Settings

This is the easiest way to backup music to iCloud, and the backup can be completed as follows:

Step 1: Launch your iOS Settings app.
Step 2: Click 鈥iCloud > Storage & Backup鈥. Then select the files you would like to back up.
Step 3: Click 鈥Manage Storage鈥 and from the list shown, choose your device and wait for the info page to load.
Step 4: Under Backup options, click 鈥Show all Apps鈥 and select Music.

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You can now switch on your Wi-Fi network, connect your iPhone to a power source, and lock your screen for your iPhone music to back up automatically.

Method 2: How to Backup Music to iCloud via iCloud Music Library

When iCloud Music Library is turned on, you鈥檒l have access to all your music collections across all your Apple mobile devices sharing the same iCloud account. But this service only works for iOS and macOS device users who are subscribed to Apple Music.

If you鈥檙e an Apple Music subscriber, then you can follow these steps to backup music to iCloud and share it on all your other devices such as Mac, PC, iPod Touch or iPad:

Step 1: Make sure you are signed in to iCloud on all your devices using the same Apple ID.
Step 2: Launch your iPhone Settings app, and click on 鈥Music鈥 tab. Tap 鈥iCloud Music Library鈥 to turn it on.
Step 3: Choose to keep or erase the music on your device by clicking 鈥淜eep Music or Delete & Replace鈥.

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iCloud backup service is neither free nor cheap. You鈥檒l have to pay some good money for Apple to keep your data and files on iCloud especially when you鈥檙e running an Apple Music Subscription.

Part 2: How to Backup Non-Purchased iPhone Music

Backing up music to iCloud comes with huge monthly subscription fees, and no one will advise you to continue paying such subscription fees for a service that has a close alternative. Yes, you can choose to back up your iPhone music to PC or Mac in order to shelve iCloud鈥檚 unnecessary fees.

iMyFone TunesMate can aid you to back up all or some specific iPhone music to computer with a onetime cost. It can back up different media files from any iOS device to computer and can transfer such files back to any iOS device running iOS 14/13 without restrictions, errors or limitations. All you need it to touch a few buttons and your music files are backed up on your PC or Mac.

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Key Features:

  • Backup iPhone music without any limits, errors, or restrictions associated with iTunes.
  • All your iPhone music, videos, photos, and other media files can be backed up.
  • Offers a two-way backup feature which can backup iPhone music to iTunes/computer and restores music from iTunes/computer to iPhone.
  • Transfer/back up of both purchased and non-purchased media files.
  • Transfer music files to/from iTunes without opening iTunes on your PC.
  • It can aid you to rebuild iTunes media library while backing your device up.
  • It Supports iOS 13 & 14 carried on Phone 11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11/X/8/7/6.

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Steps to backup iPhone non-purchased music to computer:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable, then launch iMyFone TunesMate. You鈥檒l need to download and install TunesMate on your PC if you鈥檙e yet to.

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Step 2: Click 鈥Music > Export > Export to PC鈥.

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Step 3: Browse and select your target folder. Then click 鈥OK鈥 to begin backing up your music files to your PC.

iMyFone TunesMate can backup music to iCloud with few clicks and you can use it to save your time and energy. If you don't have subscriptions of iTunes service, iMyFone TunesMate makes the best choice for you to back up music to icloud or transfer any files without iTunes.

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